Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2006-12-22

Historian Dr. Wayne Flynt and singer-songwriter Kate Campbell will lead a unique concert/lecture series in Samford University's Samford After Sundown community course program during January.

"Window on the South: Southern History Through Literature and Music," will meet on three Monday nights, Jan. 8, 22 and 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Samford's new Brock Recital Hall.

Each session will feature songs and literature focused on a specific theme in southern culture.

Flynt, a Pulitzer Prize-nominated historian, is distinguished university professor of history, emeritus, at Auburn University. He is the author/co-author of 11 books on Alabama history, including his most recent, Alabama in the 20th Century. He is editor in chief of the new online Encyclopedia of Alabama.

Campbell's most recent release, For the Living of These Days (September 2006), is her eleventh album. The Samford graduate and daughter of a Baptist preacher has a gift for storytelling that has drawn comparisons to southern writers such as Eudora Welty, Flannery O'Connor and William Faulkner.

Registration for the series is $119. To register, call (205) 726-2898 or register online at www.samford.edu/sundown. Click on catalog.

 
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.